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Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour (Penguin Classics)

Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour (Penguin Classics)
Author: Gustave Flaubert
ISBN 13: 9780140435825
ISBN 10: 140435824
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1996-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $16.00

At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a sensibility on tour, Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer's impressions during his 1849 voyage to the "Orient." Using diaries, letters, travel notes, and the evidence of Flaubert's traveling companion Maxime Du Camp, Francis Steegmuller reconstructs this formative journey - through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo, down the length of the Nile, to the fabled Red Sea.

Library Journal

This 1972 volume was gleaned from Flaubert's diaries, letters, and travel notes. It reconstructs an 1849 trip to Egypt, Cairo, and the Red Sea area.